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Where to buy dry Fava Beans (Fuul)?

As the weather cools down, I start to think about preparing a classic Middle Eastern dish of fuul - slow cooked fava beans that have been soaked during the day and then simmered overnight with allspice, garlic, parsley and olive oil then drained, mashed coarsely with a clove of garlic and then seasoned with salt and lemon juice.



Scooped up with pieces of fresh Lebanese bread with sides of whole boiled eggs, olives, cut tomatoes and cukes. Yum.


But where to find dried fava beans? Amazon and local stores don't stock such beans and I've had a look in Leclerc and Carrefour without luck.



Anyone know of possible suppliers in Geneva?
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Re: Where to buy dry Fava Beans (Fuul)?

There are several middle easter shops in Geneva, I am quite sure you will find them there.
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Re: Where to buy dry Fava Beans (Fuul)?

I found some at Lyzamir but the quality was so-so and they looked pretty old. I'll report back once I've found some good ones.


Next stop will be Ferney-Voltaire.
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Re: Where to buy dry Fava Beans (Fuul)?

Italy.

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Re: Where to buy dry Fava Beans (Fuul)?

Really!? No Hannibal Lecter jokes?



DISAPPOINTING!!!
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Re: Where to buy dry Fava Beans (Fuul)?

Soo many stores to choose from. I remember being surprised to even find an Arab or Middle Eastern store in the middle of the Grisons in a small town
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Re: Where to buy dry Fava Beans (Fuul)?

Or in health stores maybe ?

I like them with bacon for breakfast , as you get in the south of France and in rural Catalonia .

Or as tapas with snails ....

I‘m hungry for then already
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Or in health stores maybe ?

I like them with bacon for breakfast , as you get in the south of France and in rural Catalonia .

Or as tapas with snails ....

I‘m hungry for then already
I never thought I would eat snails, but indeed tried them at a small portuguese restaurant.
They came in a sizzling hot pan with lots & lots of garlic. Cant say I will eat them again, its not the taste , but more the thought of what it is I am actually eating
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I never thought I would eat snails, but indeed tried them at a small portuguese restaurant.
They came in a sizzling hot pan with lots & lots of garlic. Cant say I will eat them again, its not the taste , but more the thought of what it is I am actually eating
Snails at least are largely vegetarian (in contrast to say pigs or even chickens), and in terms of consistency not to different from clams or mussels, which don't seem to generate the same sort of reaction.
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I found some at Lyzamir but the quality was so-so and they looked pretty old. I'll report back once I've found some good ones.


Next stop will be Ferney-Voltaire.
Do you buy the dark brown whole ones that you have to peel individually, or the yellow pre-peeled ones (I've seen both in the turkish shop)? Or something else entirely?
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Do you buy the dark brown whole ones that you have to peel individually, or the yellow pre-peeled ones (I've seen both in the turkish shop)? Or something else entirely?
LOL it took me a moment to realise you didnt talk about snails
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LOL it took me a moment to realise you didnt talk about snails
Me too
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But where to find dried fava beans? Amazon and local stores don't stock such beans and I've had a look in Leclerc and Carrefour without luck.



Anyone know of possible suppliers in Geneva?
I saw that Farmy had these beans and wondered what they are.
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I saw that Farmy had these beans and wondered what they are.
Did they look like snails?
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I found some at Lyzamir but the quality was so-so and they looked pretty old. I'll report back once I've found some good ones.


Next stop will be Ferney-Voltaire.
Winner of the fava bean stakes are those on sale at Goodies Goodtaste. https://www.epicerie-orientale-ferney.fr/

Smallish, light coloured beans from Lebanon but made an excellent ful/fuul.
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